The Versatile Blogger Award

The Versatile Blogger Award logoOh my goodness, this nomination completely took me by surprise, and added a lovely bright spot to a day of studying in the library for round two of university midterms. Incidentally, I have just got through this round of tests, so now I can actually write the post without fear of sneaking little linguistic facts into it to show my learning progress.

Thank you to Nicole Ilene at Sorry, I’m Booked for nominating me for this award; if you haven’t read her blog before, I would recommend having a gander. She is such a lovely person and writes about so many different things.  The rules of this award are:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Share the award on your blog.
  3. Share seven random facts about yourself.
  4. Tag 10 bloggers with less than 1000 followers and let them know they have been nominated. 

Thinking of facts about myself on the spot is always so strange because people can point them out quite easily but I cannot for the life of me come up with something interesting. 

  1. I am terrible at coming up with ideas of what to do with friends when we hang out. 
  2. I talk a lot. Like a lot. A. Lot. 
  3. I really like watching documentaries. 
  4. I treat the R and L on my headphones as law. 
  5. I can, and do spend countless hours organizing things.
  6. I love watching movies with subtitles, even when they are in English. 
  7. My favourite punctuation mark is an ellipsis …

And now for my nominees:

I’m sure some of you have been nominated before, but I have discovered so many amazing blogs recently and I have some favourites that I wanted to highlight 🙂 🙂 

Blog logo

Advertisements

The Liebster Award

img_1130

I got a very welcome surprise the other day: I was nominated for the Liebster Award!!!  Thank you to the lovely Agatha Chocolats for the nomination. Her blog is riddled with chocolate enthusiast indulgences and cozy murder mystery book posts, so pop on over and have a gander at all the tempting goodness.

Here are the rules for this blog award: 

  1. Thank the nominator.
  2. Answer the questions they provided.
  3. List 11 random facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 11 blogs of your choosing that you think deserve recognition.
  5. List 11 questions to ask your nominees.

Questions from my nominator: 

  1. What would be the motto of your blog? Hmm . . . I don’t know. I guess the tag line of my blog: books, beauty, life. 
  2. What is your favorite childhood book? Oh goodness, I have so many favourites from my childhood, but I did love Robert Munsch’s Love You Forever. My mother read me that one every night for months. 
  3. What is the best pairing for chocolate? A tall glass of milk. 
  4. Which forms of social media do you most like to use when connecting with your readers outside of your blog? I actually really like instagram. I didn’t like it when I first started but I love having a collection of pictures documenting things I like. And I like seeing what other people post too. 
  5. If you could invite three people over for dinner (living, dead, fictional, …any body!), who would you invite? J.D Salinger, Audrey Hepburn, and Margaret Atwood. 
  6. What would you serve? Well, I would make roast beef, mashed potatoes, and pie for Salinger because apparently those were his favourites. And I would have something chocolatey for Audrey Hepburn because, in her son’s book Audrey at Home: Memories of my Mother’s Kitchen, it was said that Hepburn ended every evening with chocolate. I don’t know what Margaret Atwood would like given she has a hard time deciding on favourites, but hopefully she would like the above menu ideas. 
  7. What are your 5 best qualities? “Your looks, your smile, your kindness, your hugs, and your giggles.” – my best friend
  8. What is the best thing covered in chocolate? I really like chocolate-covered almonds. Nice and simple but oh-so-delicious. 
  9. What is your passion? I don’t know if I could pick just one, but reading and blogging are right near the top of my list. 
  10. If you had three wishes, what would they be? For the physical health, mental well-being, and happiness of my family and friends. 
  11. What’s your favorite thing you’ve posted? Share the link! I really liked my Easter Baking post because the giant cupcake cake turned out really well and my grandmother just loved it. 

11 random facts about me: 

  1. I used to bite my nails all the time as a kid until one day I just stopped.
  2. I am a complete cover hog, but I never know I’m doing it.
  3. I almost never lose anything, so when I “lose” my phone, I panic and immediately use the Find My iPhone function to locate it when it is 100% somewhere in my house.
  4. I seem like a really picky eater but I just like sticking to foods I know and love.
  5. I wear children’s clothes on a regular basis because they actually fit.
  6. I don’t own a single pair of monochromatic socks.
  7. I am a weirdly organized person.
  8. I love those 90s sitcoms like Everybody Loves Raymond, Friends, Seinfeld, Frasier, etc. I really wish those were still on the TV at times other than at midnight.
  9. My favourite candy is marshmallow strawberries, even though I am so allergic to everything in them so I can’t have them. And M&Ms. So amazing. 
  10. I can’t drink hot drinks. If I make myself a cup of tea or something at home, I basically let it sit until it is lukewarm before I will drink it.
  11. I have never broken a bone. 

My nominations: 

Questions for my nominees: 

  1. If you could ask your future self one question what would it be???
  2. What is the last all-nighter you pulled??? 
  3. Do you often read your horoscope??? 
  4. Do you have a lucky number??? If yes, what is it and why???
  5. What is one of your hidden talents??? 
  6. What is your favourite room in your home, and why??? 
  7. What is your favourite film, and why??? 
  8. Do you have any scars??? 
  9. Do you have a favourite song??? If yes, what is it and why??? 
  10. What is something you would like to learn how to do??? 
  11. What genre(s) of music do you like??? 

Picture 19

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette Giveaway: And the Winner is . . .

Good evening readers!!! Thank you to everyone who entered my Urban Decay giveaway that closed on December 24th, 2015. I received several entries, and many of you took advantage of the additional entry options, which was lovely to see.

I greatly appreciate your patience regarding the delay in announcing the winner of this giveaway. Due to various holiday engagements with family, I was not able to fully go through all the entries until today. But, I contacted the winner this morning to notify her so, without further ado, the winner is . . .

Desire4Beauty

She has a lovely beauty blog that I think many of you would enjoy reading, featuring wishlists, product reviews, hauls, and more. She also hosts giveaways too, if you’re interested!!!

Thank you so much again to everyone who entered, and to all of you for reading, commenting, and being such lovely people 🙂 🙂 

Blog logo

Blogmas Day 24: Last Day to Enter Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette Giveaway!!!

blogmasbannerMerry Christmas Eve everyone!!!

I just wanted to quickly announce that today is the last day for you or any of your friends to enter my Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette Giveaway!!!

As a reminder, the giveaway includes one (1) Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette.

IMG_0150

How to Enter: 

  1. Like this blog post
  2. Follow my blog if you aren’t already
  3. Comment on this post when you are finished
  4. Additional entry: Follow me on Twitter (completely optional!!!)
  5. Additional entry: Follow me on Instagram (also completely optional!!!)

I have one last quick thing to say. Many people have only completed a portion of the entrance requirements of the giveaway, so please double-check that you have completed all three parts (and additional parts for bonus entries) in order to be entered in to this giveaway. I don’t want to leave anyone out!!!

The winner will be randomly selected through a random name generator on December 26th, 2015 after Christmas, and will be contacted via email or through their blog’s contact page, and will be asked to get in touch. Please note that the winner will need to provide shipping information so the item may be sent to them, but it will remain confidential, and will be destroyed once the items are sent off. The winner will be announced on this blog in a congratulatory post, and I will also announce when the next giveaway will be held.

Once again, thank you all so much for your support, and I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas Eve 🙂 🙂

Blog logo

Blogmas Day 15: Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette Giveaway

blogmasbannerHello there readers, and happy 15th day of Blogmas!!! I got a bit behind on my daily blogging these last few days, but now that I’m finally all caught up, I wanted to surprise my lovely followers with the blog-equivalent of a Christmas present: a Christmas giveaway!!!

The Giveaway: IMG_0150One (1) Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette.

This giveaway will be open internationally until Christmas Eve, December 24th, at 11:59pm PST. Names will be entered into an online random name generator to ensure a winner is selected fairly, and then I will announce the winner on this blog, and contact them either via email or through their blog’s contact page and ask them to get in touch.

How to Enter: 

  1. Like this blog post
  2. Follow my blog if you aren’t already
  3. Comment on this post when you are finished
  4. Additional entry: Follow me on Twitter (completely optional!!!)
  5. Additional entry: Follow me on Instagram (also completely optional!!!)

And that’s it!!!

*Please make sure that you comment on this post after to ensure you are entered*
With up to three entries permitted per person, I hope lots of you will enter this giveaway. And feel free to reblog this giveaway so others can see it and enter as well.

Good luck all!!!
Blog logo

100 Followers Giveaway: And the Winner is . . .

Good morning readers!!!

Thank you to everyone who entered my 100 followers giveaway that closed on October 1st, 2015. I received over a dozen entries, which is so exciting, and right at 12:01am I imputed all entries into a random name generator to select the winner. I contacted the winner this morning to notify her so, without further ado, the winner is . . .

carlynnsblog

She has a lovely beauty blog that I would high recommend checking out, and hosts giveaways too, if you’re interested!!!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered 🙂 🙂

I will be hosting another giveaway when I reach the 500 followers milestone. Thank you all for reading, commenting, and being such lovely people 🙂 🙂

Blog logo

Last Day to Enter 100 Followers Giveaway!!! | CLOSED

Screen Shot 2015-09-28 at 1.14.09 PMGood morning everyone!!!

I just wanted to quickly announce that today is the last day for you or any of your friends to enter my 100 followers giveaway!!!

As a reminder, the items included in the giveaway are one (1) Chanel lipstick of the winner’s choosing from Chanel’s Autumn 2015 collection, which can be seen here, and one (1) of the novels listed by Time magazine as the 100 best English-language novels published since 1923, which can be found here

And here is the three-step entrance procedure:

  1. Like this blog post
  2. Follow my blog if you haven’t already
  3. Comment on this post when you are finished

I have one last quick thing to say. Many people have only completed a portion of the entrance requirements of the giveaway, so please double-check that you have completed all three parts in order to be entered in to this giveaway. I don’t want to leave anyone out!!!

The winner will be randomly selected on October 1st, 2015, and will be contacted via email regarding the lipstick shade and book they would like. Please note that the winner will need to provide shipping information so the items may be sent to them, but it will remain confidential, and will be destroyed once the items are sent off. The winner will be announced on this blog in a congratulatory post, and I will also announce when the next giveaway will be held.

Once again, thank you all so much for your support, and I hope you all have lovely days 🙂 🙂

Blog logo

100 Followers Giveaway!!! | CLOSED

imageGood morning everyone!!!

I awoke to the lovely surprise that my blog now has 100 followers!!! As a little thank you to everyone who has liked, commented, and followed me on this blogging journey thus far, I thought I would host my first-ever giveaway!!!

Disclaimer: I did not receive the items included in this giveaway for free, nor is this post sponsored or paid for by Chanel, Time magazine, or another third party. This is just something I wanted to do to thank my readers for their support 🙂 🙂

The Giveaway:

One (1) Chanel lipstick of the winner’s choosing from Chanel’s Autumn 2015 collection, which can be seen here.

One (1) of the novels listed by Time magazine as the 100 best English-language novels published since 1923, which can be found here (I seriously recommend The Great Gatsby if you haven’t read it before).

Left: photo from Chanel.com (Rouge Allure Velvet in 40 La Sensuelle) Right: photo from entertainment.time.com
Left: photo from Chanel.com (Rouge Allure a Velvet in 40 La Sensuelle) Right: photo from entertainment.time.com

How to Enter:

  1. Like this blog post
  2. Follow my blog if you haven’t already
  3. Comment on this post when you are finished

And that’s all it takes to enter this giveaway!!!

Please don’t forget to comment on this post when you have entered the giveaway, otherwise I cannot count your entry. I will reply to your comment to confirm your entry. I will select the winner by blog name using an online random generator. If you are selected as the winner, I will then contact you and ask you which Chanel lipstick you would like to add to your beauty case, and which book you would like to be the newest addition to your bookshelf. I will, however, require your address so that I can send these to you, so please don’t think I’m creepy when I ask where you live.

*This giveaway is open internationally and will close on September 30th, 2015 at 11:59pm*

Feel free to repost this giveaway on your blog to share it with your friends and fellow bloggers, and good luck everyone!!! Thank you again for all of your wonderful comments and support 🙂 🙂

Blog logo